Agriculture Global Practice

Job Description

Because many of the poor living in rural areas rely on farming, ending extreme poverty cannot be achieved without more and better investment in agriculture, food security, and nutrition. The World Bank Group is the largest provider of development finance for agriculture in the world.

Selection Criteria

·  Demonstrated experience in positions of increasing complexity and responsibility in the rural/agriculture sector, within government and/or international organizations. 


Senior Specialist/Economist – at least 8 years of experience + advanced degree

Specialist/Economist – at least 5 years of experience + advanced degree 

·  Advanced Degree (Masters or PhD) in relevant field; ideally agricultural economics, agriculture policy, agricultural science/engineering, rural development, policy/economics, or a closely related discipline. 

·  Track record of leading analytical work and operations in the rural/agricultural sector. Deep technical knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: agriculture economics, agriculture policy, agriculture technology, rural livelihoods, landscape management, and deep understanding familiarity with the political challenges of stakeholder engagement and management, and issues faced by smallholders participating in modern value chains.

·  Extensive experience with both country level project and analytical work, as well as with the agenda relevant to agriculture, including the climate change agenda. Adept at interacting with institutions involved in agriculture and rural development.